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September 2017 Archives

What are the roles and responsibilities of a will's executor?

Generally stated, the role of the executor of an estate is to ensure that all assets are distributed as per the decedent's wishes. They're also responsible for ensuring that creditors are paid off as well.

Taking a gamble to pay off debt may not have desired outcomes

Financial problems rarely go away on their own, even if you hope that they will. Numerous New Jersey residents struggle with overwhelming debt, and though they may want their finances to get back on track quickly, finding the best method for addressing that debt could prove difficult. Though you may initially feel that you could spend the rest of your life trying to avoid creditors, various useful debt relief methods could help you work toward a fresh financial start.

Don't make creating your will more difficult than it has to be

When you decide that it is time to create a will, you have to think about what you want contained in the will. In your quest to get the will drawn up, there is a chance that you will make the process more difficult than what it has to be. Here are some points you should know that might make this process a bit easier.

Casey Kasem's family at war 3 years after his death

Casey Kasem's death rocked the entertainment industry, but many people suspected that it was going to occur since he suffered from Lewy body disease. The news of his death came out three years ago. At that time, it was obvious that there were going to be issues over the estate.

Thinking about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy? Take a means test

If you are in a bad economic way with little hope of seeing improvement without help, you are not alone. Many New Jersey residents have been where you are. If you are thinking about pursuing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy but are not sure if you qualify, there is a simple way you can find out -- take a means test.

Contesting a will requires specific criteria be met

When your loved one passes away, you might be ready to get the will read so that you can get everything finalized. In some cases, the will might not contain the information that people think it will contain. This realization could lead to someone contesting the will.

Late author's fictional character is a disputed asset in estate

The British may have James Bond, but the Americans have long had Jack Ryan, the fictional spy created by the late author Tom Clancy. Instead of fictional international intrigue, however, the spy is now embroiled in a complicate piece of estate litigation.

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